Remember The Rainbow

The Rainbow—-it can inspire hope, it can calm nerves after a storm—it is a literal sign from God.

God gave mankind the sign of a rainbow, after He sent the floodwaters to destroy the earth.  He promised never to destroy the earth again, by floodwaters.

When our son died 9 years ago this September, something was destroyed in our family.  The age of innocence for us was gone.  The worst evil had found us—the evil of death.

We will never be innocent of this evil again.  It has been difficult to come through this time and find hope, and to trust God.

There is a song that perfectly expresses what I think God has been saying to me, and my family.  It’s called:  Just Be Held.

There is a line in it that goes, “Your world’s not falling apart, its falling into place.  I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held.” 

This year on my husband and my 33rd anniversary, we saw a beautiful rainbow.  It came after a truly violent storm.

As I looked at that rainbow, I thought that God had a message for us in that rainbow.  But I did not know what the message was.   Then two days later, we found out that our son’s family was in great danger during a hike, but they survived and came back safely to us.

Then our two year old granddaughter came close to peril, but she too was found and brought back safely to us.   In addition to all of this, one of our daughters almost drowned, but was saved by our other daughter.

During these times, I sensed the Holy Spirit saying to me, “Remember the rainbow.”

I do not know if in the future, one of my children or grandchildren or husband or myself, may be in peril—but I think “Remember the rainbow”, means that God does know—and He is in charge.  He has not stopped being in charge—even when I’m frantic and anxious—He has not stopped being in charge, even when my loved ones are in danger—He has not stopped being in charge—even when I can’t see around the next corner–and I don’t know what is going to happen next.   

Remember the Rainbow means that everything that comes into our life, has to come through God’s Hand of love.  It may not seem to be a loving thing; it may be something that shakes the foundations of our world—but it can not separate us from His love.  We can never be separated from His love.  Not even, by death.  Especially not by death.

Remember the rainbow, means God’s on His throne—and I can stop trying to control everything, —I can stop holding on so tightly to everything and everyone, and just be held.

 So–Remember the Rainbow and Be Encouraged!!

16 thoughts on “Remember The Rainbow

  1. I am so happy to read that you are giving God control and that you are letting go. Always let go and let God. Love you to the moon and back❤️❤️

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  2. What a gift He gave you! Wow! Don’t you love when you know it’s a gift just for you!?
    Rainbows have a special place in my heart as God gave us one after Bill was diagnosed. He wrote a chapter in his book about it. Thank you for posting this as it makes us remember how much God loves us. He gives us gifts daily if we are looking for them.

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  3. Well, Bill’s book doesn’t have a name yet. It’s not even a book yet. Bill left that big chore for me to finish. We wanted to put his blogs in a book form along with other chapters about his life. When he went on Hospice in Sept of 2018, he was on a quest to finish it but he was so weak that he didn’t get much done. Also, Covid hit and he felt that he needed to do more blog posts to encourage the Body during the time everyone was in lockdown. So ….I hope one of these days I’m able to come out of the fog and start working on this. I’m not a writer so it’s hard for me. He wanted me to do a few chapters from my point of view as a caregiver. It will happen in God’s timing, and His way. I just need to trust and “be held” like this song you posted here. We love all the same songs. I needed to hear this song again today. Blessings to you, Katie.

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    1. Wow Mary—I will be praying for you and for this book. I remember before I started writing this blog—God spoke to me so clearly, and told me to start writing. I had heard the Holy Spirit telling me to write for years before that–but suddenly it was not a suggestion, it was a command. So, I started writing, wading through a lot of fear to do so. Each time I write, I have to pray and ask God for ideas and focus. Each time, that is what He gives me. I am telling you all of this, because, I know that God will enable and empower you to do what He has called you to do–and when the time is right for you to write—He will be very clear about that as well. I would love for you to let me know anything I can specifically be praying for– about this—and I will pray!! I am looking forward to reading this book someday!!! Love to you and yours — Mary!!

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  4. Thanks, Katie, for your encouragement. I want to be obedient, and give God glory by finishing Bill’s book. I just need direction in all areas. Thanks for your prayers and concern.

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    1. Mary—I just want you to know that I’m praying for you, and am hoping you are doing well. I am also praying for you–and Bill’s book. You may not have started to put it together yet–but I wanted you to know, that I am praying for you whenever that happens. Much love!!


      1. You are so sweet, Katie! Thank you for your prayers. I need them. Still haven’t started working on the book yet. My mother is requiring more of my time. She’s lived with us for 10 years, but the past year and a half her needs have required all of my time. We are now looking at a facility as I am not able to care for all her needs. She was recently diagnosed with dementia, which we already new she had. That’s a whole different level of care. It’s so sad.
        Praying you and yours are doing well. I haven’t been reading many blogs these days so I feel out of the loop.

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      2. Oh my, what a load you have been carrying. Thank you for sharing what is happening in your life with me. I will be praying for your mom, and for all the decisions you face going forward. I know it is really, really difficult. I pray for God’s strength to carry you through, and for His Love to be a tangible thing that covers you. Much, much love

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